This is the story of Savitri, a 26-year old girl from a village called Balibeedi. Savitri’s mother Padmavati returned to her maternal home in Balibeedi with her three daughters (Savitri, Vinuta and Ranjita) about 15 years ago. The reason for Padmavati’s return – a bitter experience with her husband, Nanjunda – is not clear. When Padmavati returned, her father Vishwanath welcomed her and the children with open arms. Unfortunately, when the 11-year-old Savitri sat on his lap, Vishwanath suffered a paralytic attack and was confined to bed ever since. Vishwanath’s son Srinivas, who works in Bangalore, did not return to take care of his ailing father. It was up to Padmavati and Savitri to tend to Vishwanath for nearly 15 years. When Savitri came of age, Padmavati made repeated attempts to get her married off; none of them were fruitful. After her grandfather’s accident, Savitri came to be considered an ill-women by everyone around her.
At the beginning of the show, a prospective groom rejects Savitri and picks her sister Vinuta instead. But Satya, the driver of the car, falls in love with Savitri at first sight. For Savitri’s bed-ridden grandfather, who has been struggling to convey something to the family, the refusal is the last straw; he is shattered. One morning, he rolls off his bed and falls down. He dies just as Savitri helps him sip some water. As Srinivas and Sunita (Savitri’s maternal uncle and his wife) finish the last rites, the family discovers Vishwanath’s will in an old trunk. The will leaves all property to Srinivas, leaving Padmavati and her daughters penniless. Thus begins their new struggle. Sunita schemes to have Padmavati and her daughters thrown out of the house. Meanwhile, Satya discovers Savitri’s horoscope, which had been left behind in his car. In Bangalore, Savitri’s father Nanjunda has married off his son Preetam to Deepti, a girl from a rich family. Nanjunda struggles to cope with Deepti’s wishes and aspirations.
Will Savitri, who has been thrown out of her home, find the right match? Will Padmavati get back together with her husband Nanjunda after 15 years? Will Padmavati be able to fulfill her own challenge to Srinivas - that of getting Savitri married to a rich boy? This is the story of Savitri, Padmavati’s daughter.